If you didn’t get your proposal in for MySQL Conference 2008 , that’s too bad.
I often wondered from past conferences why submissions were needed so early, like 5 months before. Well, as being invited to be part of the MySQL Conference committee this year I now know why, and have a greater appreciation. With near 300 submissions, it takes time to review them, and this is just the first step in a number to get to a completed schedule for next years conference.
Also getting a sneak preview of what’s to come is really cool! I’m already excited.